Pakistani security forces have detained relatives of a man accused of attacking Malala, suggested reports.
The authorities in the Swat Valley, where the attack happened on Oct 9, said they were still searching for the man who shot Malala and wounded two other girls on a school bus. "The suspect has been identified as a member of the Pakistani Taliban named Attaullah and the authorities are seeking an accomplice as well," said a police official.
Why is that Pakistani authorities are taking so long to arrest the attackers of a young girl, who wants to promote education among female?
Why is that those who are espousing rightful cause have to take bullets and struggle for life? If attackers of Malala won't be arrested and punished, it would be a great demoralising factor for those who are working for rightful causes.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where Malala is being treated, released a statement Wednesday, Oct 17 saying Malala was in "stable condition and continued to impress doctors by responding well to her care," but didn't go into detail. The hospital's acting head of communications, Carole Cole, said there would be no further news on the case until Thursday. Malala's family was still in Pakistan and could not be reached for comment.
A Pakistani official has also said that Malala's condition was much better than earlier.
Malala was returning home from school in Pakistan last week when she was targeted by the Taliban for promoting female education and criticising the militant group's behaviour when they took over the Swat Valley, where she lived. The attack, in which two of her classmates were also wounded, has horrified many in Pakistan and across the world.
After she was attacked wishes, prayer meetings and support for Malala poured in from across the world for her quick recovery. Large-scale protests were witnessed across Pakistan against Taliban for attacking the teenager.
However, Taliban has threatened to kill Malala and her father, saying that the teenager is going against Islamic laws.